Five tips for app developers to comply with new student data privacy laws

By Liz Allen on

As session wraps up in many state legislatures, new student data privacy bills have become law. For those of us in the education technology space, protecting student data is a mandate we take seriously. Here are five tips to help application developers get privacy right early-on. Implementing this list won’t ensure a software application is in compliance with the various state laws, but it’s a great place to start.

Exciting updates for Clever Badges

By Cat Kamireddy on

Since we launched Clever Badges in April, we’ve been so excited and humbled by the reaction from the edtech industry. We built Clever Badges to give teachers a better way manage logins for their youngest students, and I’m excited to report that Clever Badges are now used in more than 4,500 schools across the country and counting. And just this week we had two more exciting milestones.

Clever selected for ConnectED’s Open eBooks initiative

By Frankie Warren on

At Clever, we consider the achievement gap to be one of the most pressing issues in education. We believe wholeheartedly that Clever can bring positive change in this area by making learning technology more accessible for every student. But what about something even more fundamental than digital learning? What about books?

September Product Notes

By Cat Kamireddy on

We’re in the full swing of Back to School! This month, we’ve added some new product features to help districts and applications this fall, including a district login contest, portal customization for schools, and a way to view what apps are shared with each student.

Clever’s commitment to protecting student data

By Tyler Bosmeny on

When I talk to new teachers, many want to know how Clever thinks about protecting student data. This is an issue close to our hearts, and so I’d like to use this opportunity to share some details about our approach to student data privacy. Here are a few things you should know…

It’s the little things: Inviting districts and bulk onboarding for applications

By Eleanor Dorfman on

We often hear that it’s the little things in life that matter most; and this couldn’t be more true than when it comes to Back to School. As we deploy technology for thousands of school districts in such a short timeframe, we’re reminded that both rostering and single sign-on are still a problem for all too many schools. That’s why we’re excited to release two new actions that aim to solve some of these little things in the district onboarding process.

Taking on homelessness with SF’s Episcopal Community Services

By Ashley Redding on

As a tech company located in San Francisco, we are part of an industry that is shifting the economic and social landscape of our city. At Clever, we’re committed to ensuring that our presence contributes positively to our local community. So when we moved into our new office in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood a year ago, we began searching for local organizations that would help us give back to the community we were joining.